Bajaj Chetak Charging Guide | Charzer

The Complete Guide to buying and charging the Bajaj Chetak  (2021) including running costs and specs

Bajaj chetak
KEY STATS
Range
95 Kilometers
Cost per KM
16 paisa
Fast charge
No
EV type
Premium Scooter

Overview of the Bajaj chetak

Chetak from Bajaj is a premium scooter that’s quick and minimalist, having its name based on its famous older sibling the Bajaj chetak scooter that swarmed the roads of India in the 90’s, it sure does evoke a sense of nostalgia among the older generation.

The performance, however, has come a long way. with its peppy electric motor and high powered batteries. it’s silent and fast.

let’s look at the specs and what it would be like to own one.


Charging Details

The table below shows the estimated time to charge your Bajaj Chetak from empty to full. For rapid charging, we show the time to charge from 20% – 80%, as charging tends to slow outside this range to protect the battery.

Charging methodTypically found atCharging time*Range/hour**
Empty to full
3-pin plugHome5 hours23 km /h
2.5 kWPublic/Office N/A N/A
7kWHome / Work / Public Locations N/A N/A
* Based on Charzer estimates, charging time can differ based on the ambient temperature, the state of the battery (e.g. empty or half full) and variation in charging rate. Max charging rate may also be limited by the vehicle.
** Range per hour is the number of Kilometers you can expect to get from an hour of charging at the relevant rate.

Connector type and charging rates

You can charge your Bajaj Chetak with a 3 pin plug connector at home, work or at a public charging point using the included portable charger.


Cost to charge at home

The cost of charging depends on many parameters such as the city where you charge, the location where you charge, time of charge (day/night/off-peak hours), and Grid operator.

State Cost to Fully charge
Andhra Pradesh ₹ 7.28
Assam ₹ 13.72
Bihar ₹ 17.92
Chhattisgarh ₹ 3.08
Delhi ₹ 8.4
Goa ₹ 6.3
Gujarat ₹ 9.8
Torrent Power: For power supply to Ahmedabad, Surat and Dahej ₹ 11.06
Haryana ₹ 7
Himachal Pradesh ₹ 11.06
Jharkhand ₹ 10.64
Karnataka ₹ 16.8
Kerala ₹ 13.44
Madhya Pradesh ₹ 14.14
MSEDCL (Maharastra) ₹ 20.552
Adani (Maharastra) ₹ 14
TATA (Maharastra) ₹ 12.04
BEST Maharashtra (Maharastra) ₹ 12.236
Manipur ₹ 16.66
Mizoram ₹ 16.52
Meghalaya ₹ 16.8
Nagaland ₹ 16.8
Orissa ₹ 13.44
Punjab ₹ 12.992
Rajasthan ₹ 18.2
Sikkim ₹ 8.4
Tamil Nadu ₹ 5.6
Telangana ₹ 12.04
Tripura ₹ 17.248
Uttaranchal ₹ 11.2
Uttar Pradesh ₹ 16.8
West Bengal ₹ 19.516

All prices mentioned above are approximated, and we have tried our best to get accurate price numbers, but in the end, the correct prices will depend on your monthly power supply slab. higher power utilization has separate tariffs that are not considered in this list.

Price calculations have been made by keeping the monthly household electricity usage of 0 kWh to 150 kWh

All power supply tariffs have been gathered from bijlibachao.com click on the link to get in-depth tariff data

If you wish to calculate tariffs for your particular household. you can use this calculator


Cost to maintain

Cost of buying (A)Rs. 1.41 lakhs*
Range (WLTP)95 km / 2.8 units of electricity
Cost per Km (@ ₹6/unit) ₹ 0.17 per Km
Total cost of charging for 5 years** (B) ₹ 17,000
Yearly Maintainance*** (C) ₹ 8500 (₹ 42,500 for 5 years)
Insurance premium (D) ₹ 933 / Year (₹ 4,665 for 5 years)
Total cost of ownership after 5 years
(A+B+C+D)
₹ 2,05,165 after 5 years
*On-Road Price in Delhi excluding subsidy (₹42,000)
**Assumed travel distance 20,000 km per year (60 km usage per day)
***Price includes battery cost divided into monthly costs. Chetak’s battery is expected to last about 7 years and 70,000 and replacement costs would be 40,000- this translates into ₹670 per month, + ₹300 per year for brake pads
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Honda Activa 5G DLX cost of ownership after 5 years would be ₹2,20,000 @ ₹80/L fuel

Vehicle Specs

Range

Official range 95

Performance

0-40 kmhN/A
Top speed70
Power4 kW
Torque16 nm

Battery

Battery size2.8 kWh
Battery Efficiency (Charzer estimate)30 Wh/km

Purchase, Tax & Subsidies

The Bajaj Chetak is eligible for FAME 2 subsidy that incentivizes e-two-wheeler makers by providing a subsidy of  ₹15,000 per kWh on electric bikes and scooters in India.

Purchase

 On-the-road price₹ 1.41 lakhs*
Vehicle warranty3 years or 50,000 Km
Battery warranty3 years or 50,000 Km
Auxillary Battery warranty18 months 
Tyre warranty12 months
*Ex showroom pune

Tax

Road taxAmount
Year 1 (2021)₹ 0
1. Karnataka (Policy: https://bit.ly/karevp ) 100% Road tax exemption until 2022.
2. Tamil Nadu (Policy: http://bit.ly/tamnevp) 100% exemption for road tax and registration until 2022.
3. Telangana (Policy: http://bit.ly/tlgnevp) No road tax or registration fees for the first 2 lakh E2W purchased & registered in Telangana upto 2030.
4. Maharashtra (Policy: http://bit.ly/mahaevp) 100% exemption for road tax + registration up to 2023.

Insurance

InsuranceAmount/Year
United India Insurance Company Limited₹933 + GST

Incentives

Incentive nameEligibilityAmountBenefit
FAME II₹42,000Reduction of ex-showroom price
Delhi State Subsidy₹14,500 Reduction of ex-showroom price on top of FAME II subsidy
Delhi State Policy: http://bit.ly/delhievp

Licensing

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